Late Saturday, a gunman opened fire in a gay bar, leaving five people dead and 18 injured.
This was the nation’s latest mass shooting in a year in which radicals have stepped up their anti-gay vitriol.
At 11:57 p.m., according to Lt. Pamela Castro of the Colorado Springs Police Department, there was a shooting at Club Q.
Castro reported that one suspect had been hurt and was receiving medical attention.
She claimed it was unclear right away whether police had shot the assailant.
She stated that the FBI was on the scene and supporting the investigation.
According to a tweet from the police department, an 8 a.m. At its operations center, a news conference.
According to its website, the gay and lesbian nightclub Club Q hosts a “Drag Diva Drag Show” every Saturday.
In addition to the drag show advertised on the website, Club Q’s Facebook page stated that there would also be a “punk and alternative concert” that a birthday dance party would follow, and an “all ages brunch” would start at noon on Sunday.
The club wrote on Facebook, “Club Q is devastated by the senseless attack on our community.
It expressed condolences to the victims and their families and thanked the brave patrons whose swift efforts brought the shooter to justice and ended the hate crime.
U.S. headquarters are in Colorado Springs, a 480,000-person city located about 70 miles (112 kilometers) south of Denver.
Air Force University. American evangelicalism’s center of gravity has traditionally been in this metropolis.
Colorado Springs is home to Focus on the Family, a well-known evangelical Christian organization.
Authorities claim that a man opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city in November 2015 because he intended to wage “war” on the facility because it provided abortions, leaving three people dead and eight injured.
Although the motivation for the shooting on Saturday was not immediately clear, the 49-person massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was brought to mind in 2016.
Additionally, it happened in a state where several infamous mass killings occurred, including those at Columbine High School, a movie theater in a Denver suburb in 2012, and a supermarket in Boulder in 2013.
In Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 31 Patriot Front members were detained in June and charged with planning a disturbance at a Pride celebration.
Experts cautioned that radical organizations would interpret anti-gay language as a call to arms.
The Associated Press/USA Today database on mass killings in the U.S. shows that as of Nov. 19, there had been 523 mass killings since 2006, totaling 2,727 fatalities.
— Brian Sherrod (@briansherrodtv) November 20, 2022